Regular Dental Checkup

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining optimal oral health. At Leominster Family Dentists, we provide comprehensive dental exams and cleanings to prevent dental problems and ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful.

Regular Dental Checkups

During your dental checkup at Leominster Family Dentists, you can expect a thorough examination and personalized care:

  1. Oral Examination: Our dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to check for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues.
  2. Professional Cleaning: Our hygienist will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup, polish your teeth, and provide tips for maintaining good oral hygiene at home.
  3. X-Rays: If necessary, we will take X-rays to get a detailed view of your teeth and jawbone, helping to identify any hidden problems.
  4. Oral Cancer Screening: As part of our comprehensive care, we perform an oral cancer screening to detect any early signs of cancerous or precancerous conditions.
  5. Consultation: After the examination, our dentist will discuss any findings with you, answer your questions, and provide recommendations for treatment if needed.

Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups

  • Preventive Care: Regular checkups help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues.
  • Early Detection: Detecting problems early allows for more effective and less invasive treatments.
  • Maintaining Oral Health: Professional cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy, reducing the risk of oral health issues.
  • Personalized Advice: Receive tailored advice on how to improve your oral hygiene routine and maintain a healthy smile.
illustration of teeth being professionally cleaned
  • Why are dental checkups important?

    Many oral health issues can only be identified through a comprehensive examination by a qualified dentist. Dental checkups include screenings for oral cancer, digital X-rays to detect hidden problems, and professional cleanings to remove plaque, bacteria, and other buildup that regular brushing and flossing may not effectively eliminate.

  • How often should you get dental checkups?

    It’s recommended to have dental checkups every six months. During your first visit, the dentist will ask for your full health history to understand your past and current health. Regular checkups help monitor any changes in your oral health and ensure your teeth and mouth are properly maintained.

    The American Dental Association, along with most dentists, recommends a six-month interval because the maintenance and cleaning provided at each visit are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

  • What are the signs of oral cancer?

    Mouth cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, and sinuses. Early detection is crucial in overcoming the disease. If you experience any of the following, please make an appointment with your doctor:

    – Sores, swelling, lumps, or thick patches in or around your mouth

    – Feeling of a lump or object in your throat

    – Numbness or pain in your mouth

    – Loose teeth without dental cause

    – Persistent sore throat or hoarseness

    – Red or white lesions in your mouth or lips

    – Difficulty moving your jaw, swallowing, or speaking

    – Ear pain without hearing loss

    According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over half of those with oral cancer in the U.S. survive after five years, but early detection is crucial.

What are you waiting for?

At Lakeview Family Dentists, we believe in providing the best dental care, at the most affordable prices. Make an appointment, see more about our office, or explore all of the dental services we provide, using the links below.

Lakeview Family Dentists

1448 Lakeview Ave.
Dracut, MA 01826
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Every Other Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed



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